Climbing school – Les Sables



A lovely, ochre-coloured cliff, discreetly located above the Bourg d’Oisans plain. The routes are mostly high level, between 7 and 8b, although there are some 6s.

About : Climbing school – Les Sables

Start : 1000 m
Number of routes : 13
Lenght of routes : 35 m
Difficulty : 6b > 8b
Nature of the rock : gneiss
Exposure : East
Approach time : 45 min

Cartography : IGN top 25, 3335 ET Alpe d'Huez
Topo Escalade en Isère, Ze topo tome 2, FFME

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From 01/05 to 31/10.


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Location supplement

From Le Bourg-d'Oisans, take the RD1091 towards Grenoble. In the village of Les Sables, after the hairpin bend and church, turn left at the sign «Ch. de Courbe». The road becomes a track as it gets closer to the mountain. At the end, carry on to the left for 200 m and park opposite the «Sources des Arriveaux» sign (there are also some places 100 m before the sign). Warning: The access has been modified due to a mudslide. Follow the path behind the sign, follow the dike and go up on the right bank of La combe de Farfayet. Walk up to a path. Turn left and follow it along the flat for 15 mins. (a section goes along the foot of the cliffs and past a large pillar). Look out for a path on the right in the scree. If you go past it, you will see the cliff up on the right.